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Paint the Ceiling Lectureship

This lecture, first given by a Past President of the Western Trauma Association has become an annual invited lecture at the Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting. Unlike the scientific session program, this lecture is geared to humanitarian aspects of medicine. Past lectures have been personal, local, national, and global dealing with the holistic humanitarian issues involve in care of a patient, social aspects that effect care, programs providing relief in troubled or impoverished  areas, global health care delivery, or personal reflections on delivering care in a humane, holistic fashion. A speaker is chosen annually by the current President of the WTA. The Western Trauma Foundation provides an honorarium and expenses for this lecture.

This lecture has become an annual invited lecture which is integral to the unique identity of the Western Trauma Association Meeting.  Unlike the scientific session program, this lecture focuses on the humanistic aspects of medicine and can be attended by all participants, guests, and their families.  Past lectures have been personal, local, national, and global, covering topics such as first person accounts of illness, social and societal aspects that affect all patient care, programs providing relief in troubled or impoverished areas, or personal reflections on delivering care in a humane, holistic fashion.  A speaker is chosen annually by the current President of the WTA.  The Western Trauma Foundation provides an honorarium and expenses for this lecture. 

Year

Lecturer

Location

1997

G. Jerry Jurkovich, MD

Snowbird

1998 John W. McGill, MD Lake Louise
1999 William T. Close, MD Crested Butte
2000 Jimmy Cornell Squaw Valley
2001 Geoff Tabin, MD Big Sky
2002 James H. “Red” Duke, MD Whistler
2003 David V. Shatz, MD Snowbird
2004 Susan and Tim Baker Steamboat Springs
2005 Alex Habel, MD Jackson Hole
2006 Andrew Schneider Big Sky
2007 Ernest E. Moore, MD Steamboat Springs
2008 Pamela Kallsen Squaw Valley
2009 Sylvia Campbell, MD Crested Butte
2010 William Schecter, MD Telluride
2011 Jeff McKenney, MD Big Sky
2012 Larry M. Gentilello, MD Vail
2013 Neil L. Barg, MD Snowmass
2014 Ziad Sifri, MD Steamboat Springs
2015 Julie Freischlag, MD Telluride
2016 Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD Squaw Valley
2017 Kenneth Waxman, MD, FACS Snowbird
2018 Steven R. Shackford, MD Whistler
2019 M. Margaret “Peggy” Knudson MD Snowmass
2020 Master Sergeant Chris Willingham, USMC, Retired Sun Valley

 



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